The East Harbour SmartTrack Station on the Lakeshore East/Stouffville GO Rail Corridors will span the Don River, providing a new pedestrian and cycling connections between two important emerging districts, the Unilever Precinct on the east side of the river, and the West Don Lands/Keating Precinct on the west side. Planning and design of the station is being integrated with the Unilever Precinct Planning Study.
- The station will provide rapid transit access to serve an emerging major employment node for 50,000+ new jobs on the adjacent lands. The main station entrance will be in the heart of the planned employment node, where an extension of Broadview Avenue will enhance access to the Unilever Precinct and the Port Lands, including an extension of the Broadview streetcar.
- The design of the station is planned to integrate well with the arrangement of streets, blocks, public realm, open spaces, buildings, land uses, and travel patterns being planned, including excellent connections to the planned Relief Line subway station at Broadview Avenue and Eastern Avenue.
Additional Background Information
Existing and Planned Transit
The City is working with Metrolinx and the TTC to create good transfer connections between TTC existing and planned surface transit routes, the planned Relief Line subway, and the Smart Track station.
There are currently no surface transit routes serving this station area. The Broadview streetcar extension is being planned to extend through the Unilever Precinct. Options for surface transit on Eastern Avenue may also be explored as development of this area advances.
For more information please visit the Unilever Precinct Planning Study.
Population and Employment
- Approximately 1,460 people live within 500 metres of the proposed station (2011 Canada Census). The 2016 census data is anticipated to be available in late 2017.
- Approximately 1,435 people work within 500m meters of the proposed station (Toronto Employment Survey, 2014)
Neighbourhood Improvement Areas are specially-selected and designated neighbourhoods in the City of Toronto found to have inequities on several indicators of well-being. Regent Park Neighbourhood Improvement Area is within a 10 to 15 minute walk from the Station.
The amount of dark blue in the graphic to the left indicates the level of social inequities within 500 metres of the proposed station, based on 15 indicators identified by the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020.